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Wed May 16, 2018, 07:36 AM

Very excited. Getting my internet speed DOUBLED today!

I've been on a 75Mbps connection for several years now. Well they are now offering speeds up to a gigabit. I wish I could afford that, but for an extra $15 a month I can swing the 150 connection. I'm hoping it improves my IPTV service. We have DirectvNow.

Gigabit would be nice but $500 a month is INSANE.

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Reply Very excited. Getting my internet speed DOUBLED today! (Original post)
Currentsitguy May 2018 OP
Cold Warrior May 2018 #1
Currentsitguy May 2018 #2
New Deal Democrat May 2018 #5
Currentsitguy May 2018 #8
DDKick May 2018 #3
Currentsitguy May 2018 #4
New Deal Democrat May 2018 #6
Currentsitguy May 2018 #9
New Deal Democrat May 2018 #14
Currentsitguy May 2018 #16
New Deal Democrat May 2018 #21
Currentsitguy May 2018 #22
MeatSandwich May 2018 #7
Currentsitguy May 2018 #10
MeatSandwich May 2018 #23
drunk_teddy May 2018 #11
Currentsitguy May 2018 #12
Meowmenow May 2018 #13
Currentsitguy May 2018 #15
Meowmenow May 2018 #17
Currentsitguy May 2018 #18
Meowmenow May 2018 #19
Currentsitguy May 2018 #20
MeatSandwich May 2018 #24
Currentsitguy May 2018 #25
MeatSandwich May 2018 #26
WhatEver101 May 2018 #27
MeatSandwich May 2018 #28

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 07:50 AM

1. $500 per month! Wow

I get 100 Mbps for £33 per month, around $50.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 07:52 AM

2. Those are business rates

With an uncapped data limit and 5 static IP's. I suspect home service is cheaper.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:47 AM

5. Does your ISP ever buffer your IPTV?

And will they in your new setup?

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #5)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:16 AM

8. I do get some buffering issues

I'm hoping this resolves it. I have noticed when we get slammed with Spam on our Exchange Server, TV buffers. Also we tend to run music during the workday and occasionally we will buffer.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:44 AM

3. I have 150 M not g

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I think they still throttle you at times. I have only seen the 150 a couple of times when testing it with 40 ish on the upload.

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Response to DDKick (Reply #3)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:47 AM

4. I think it depends

There are far less restrictions placed on business service, for example I have no monthly data limits.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:56 AM

6. I have unlimited data on my 100 Mbps residential plan

But I still see occasional buffering on my IPTV. Not sure if it’s my ISP doing that.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #6)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:20 AM

9. How geeky are you?

If you are you can log into your router and set up QoS (Quality of Service) to prioritize video.

Really it was one of my problems with Net Neutrality, as the law was written. No only could certain providers not be prioritized, but TYPES of data could not. A slight delay in receiving an email is not big deal, no prioritized streaming video, however, is a big problem.

Good idea, poorly written by people without the technical know-how to understand how they were harming the end user.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #9)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:18 PM

14. I think I am enough of a geek to try that with my router.

But I don't think my skills are any match for your awesome geekness.

I'm running my smart TV off marginal WIFI, and I suspect that's my biggest problem. I plan to install some incarnation of CAT5 with a dual router setup.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #14)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:25 PM

16. Get yourself one of these



It's a wifi signal booster. Strategically place it about mid way between your weak signal area and the existing router. They work wonders.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #16)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:15 PM

21. I have tried that

The problem is, I have a big chimney in the middle of my house. WIFI can go through about anything, but it does not like masonry. I have tried moving the booster around but no joy. I've had similar disappointment at our church, where an activities building was added onto the main building. Which has brick walls. I can't figure out any way around that except a physical connection like CAT5.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #21)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:19 PM

22. I have the same problem

Worse yet, it has metal lathe and parged mortar on it. All I can tell you is the higher end ones do work. Something like the Linksys re6800.

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Response to DDKick (Reply #3)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:50 AM

7. We have 100Mbps, but run about 75Mbps most of the time.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #7)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:25 AM

10. Oftentimes it's the wifi that is the bottleneck

A good highspeed wireless router is expensive and even then the wifi interface on the computer has to be decent to take advantage of it.

Between the router and various signal repeater/boosters I have in ran us close to $600. I still have to terminate the Ethernet I have pulled to each room.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #10)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:00 AM

23. That's true. I had to purchase an external wifi interface to get the speed up.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:35 AM

11. Comcast/Xfinity has surprisingly raised mine from 50 to 100 in steps over a few years for free n/t

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Response to drunk_teddy (Reply #11)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:28 AM

12. This is also Comcast territory

Nothing, trust me, NOTHING is "free" when it comes to business service.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:18 PM

13. Totally jealous. Had to call yesterday and whine about not even getting my "guaranteed" 1.5 M.

(And you better enjoy that well, before you move to the sticks)

I can get bursts of downloads up to 6!!!!!

(I have to remind myself that just a few years ago I was stuck with 24 K - yes K! - dial-up.)

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Response to Meowmenow (Reply #13)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:22 PM

15. He just left

speedtest.net is saying about 180 down and 35 up.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #15)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:29 PM

17. ...

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Response to Meowmenow (Reply #17)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:39 PM

18. Yeah

Once we do move it seems the bast we can do will be 25 down via satellite. Unless, of course 5g comes.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #18)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:01 PM

19. I don't believe those satellite speeds,

everyone I know who has it says it sucks.

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Response to Meowmenow (Reply #19)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:04 PM

20. Well that's the newly out Gen5 service

It hasn't been around all that long.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #15)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:02 AM

24. That's great. But I'm a little shocked that your up is only 35.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #24)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:09 AM

25. DOCSIS 3.0

Which is what the cable company is using is inherently asynchronous.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #25)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:17 PM

26. Got it.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #26)

Fri May 18, 2018, 10:38 PM

27. I Love my speed... hate the price

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Comcast in my area is the best speed (124Mb down /24 Mb up) ... however price... suxs

I have been thinking of moving to Fla and checked out a few over 55 communities and many of them provide cable/internet and their prices are great but speed suxs... 20Mb tops I don't see how I could get any work done downloading a 10GB crashdump... I know your server crashed... let me start that download... call me in the morning

http://speedtest.xfinity.com/results/JHCS3N6EMAXOKFJ

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Response to WhatEver101 (Reply #27)

Mon May 21, 2018, 10:34 AM

28. We pay about $80 a month for AT&T fiber. It cold be worse, we were paying more with Comcast.

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